Gus is fat…..not just a little fat, but hugely fat. I have never in my life seen the horse jiggle when he trots, but it is happening now. I have been given the go ahead from Dr. Miller to ride him and “see how it goes”, but I will wait until the chiropractor works on him Monday before I get back on him. In the meantime, he is getting lunged daily to try to get him in a little better shape. We will have to work really hard to get his fitness back for Preliminary in May.
Rhyland is making gigantic strides in my new training style. He is still convinced he cannot jump out of the quiet, collected canter, but is starting to give up a bit. His dressage is coming along well, and the jumping is a million times better than it was 3 weeks ago. Still have a long way to go, but he will do novice at Greater Dayton……even if we have to walk our stadium course!!!
McKinley is such a good boy. He is willing to please and easy to teach. I am going to try my hardest to get him ready to do starter at Greater Dayton, but it may be a little early for me to expect much out of him. He is still really green over fences, but willing to try whatever I ask him to do. My goal is to get the jumping more solid in the next 2 weeks and introduce him to Twin Towers at least twice before the show. We’ll see what happens!